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Comet dust more complex in composition, structure

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 13:38

In the first analysis of space dust sent to earth by NASA`s Stardust mission, physicists suggest that the tiny specks, which likely originated from beyond our solar system, are more complex in composition and structure than previously imagined.

Perseid Meteor Shower: Google celebrates with an animated, musical doodle

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 09:41

Get ready to unravel the mysteries of the celestial world. Yes it is that time when the sky will be inundated with the most beautiful and vibrant meteor showers. With the Perseid meteor shower serenading the sky, Google has presented this natural phenomenon in the most spectacular and dreamy way.

Europe`s Rosetta spacecraft makes rendezvous with comet 67P

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 19:25

European Space Agency`s spacecraft Rosetta on Wednesday made history in space as it caught up with a comet on its journey around the sun.

ESA`s Rosetta measures its comet`s temperature for 1st time

Last Updated: Saturday, August 02, 2014, 20:14

ESA`s Rosetta spacecraft has recently measured the temperature of its target comet for the first time.

Close comet flyby puts NASA`s Mars spacecraft at risk

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 14:59

As a comet heads towards a close flyby of Mars Oct 19 this year, NASA is taking steps to protect its Mars orbiters while preserving opportunities to gather valuable scientific data, the US space agency said in a statement.

Mystery behind `Comet of the century` ISON`s final hours revealed

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 15:01

A new data analysis from ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft has revealed the final hours of comet 2012/S1 (ISON).

Mars-bound comet producing loads of water

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 14:58

Comet Siding Spring, which will brush very close to Mars later this year, is producing a lot of water - around 50 litres every second - according to NASA.

Three NASA science instruments aboard NASA`s comet probe begin sending data

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 10:37

Three NASA science instruments aboard the European Space Agency`s (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft, which is set to become the first to orbit a comet and land a probe on its nucleus, are beginning observations and sending science data back to Earth.

Brand new meteor shower may light up Earth`s sky today

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 01:29

Earth will travel through a fresh stream of comet dust early Saturday, possibly creating a gallery of shooting stars for night-time sky-watchers, astronomers said on Friday.

Space probe Rosetta spots dusty veil around comet

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 11:51

The comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, target of ESA`s Rosetta mission, has begun to develop a dust coma.

Comet not behind mass extinction at Ice Age end: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 15:32

Archaeologists have debunked the cosmic-impact theory that a comet sparked climate change at the end of the Ice Age, causing mass animal extinction.

You are invited for a spectacular meteor shower!

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 17:00

If you do not have a telescope or binocular, do not worry as a meteor shower is something that anyone can enjoy. You may not like to miss the spectacular show of the Eta Aquarids around May 6.